- Overture, Scherzo and Finale
The Overture, Scherzo and Finale (German: Ouverture, Scherzo und Finale) in E major is a work for symphony orchestra by Robert Schumann. It is his opus 52, and was written in 1841. Schumann originally considered it his second symphony.
The work is in three movements:
- An overture (Andante con moto in E minor - Allegro in E major and 2:2 time ) (sketched and completed in April 1841)
- A scherzo (Tempo: Vivo), in 6:8 time and in C♯ minor, whose theme is based on that of the overture. It has a trio section in D♭ major, in contrasting 2:4 time whose material reappears as the coda of the movement.
- Finale (Allegro molto vivace) (orchestrated around May 1841)
The Overture, Scherzo and Finale was received tepidly by critics, was revised in 1845 and published the next year, with a dedication to Johannes Verhulst.
- Wolfgang Sawallisch conducting the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
- Herbert von Karajan conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker
- Sir Georg Solti conducting the Wiener Philharmoniker
- Franz Konwitschny conducting the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
- Carl Schuricht conducting the Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
- Overture, Scherzo and Finale: Free scores at the International Music Score Library Project.
- ^ a b c d e Daverio, John (1997). Robert Schumann: Herald of a "new Poetic Age" at Google Books. Oxford University Press U.S. Pages 235-6. ISBN 0195091809.
- ^ a b c d Ferguson, Donald N. (1968). Masterworks of the Orchestral Repertoire: A Guide for Listeners at Google Books. U. of Minnesota Press. Page 518. ISBN 0816604673.
- ^ See score, bar 18 - pages 2-3 of the piano 4-hands arrangement.
- ^ Pages 16-7 of the piano 4-hands arrangement, for example.
- ^ starting middle of bar 55, to bar 71 - pages 18-9 of the piano 4-hands arrangement.
- ^ starting at bar 137 - pages 24-5 of the piano 4-hands arrangement.
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